The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), in partnership with Indiana University, Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, has been selected as an NEA Research Lab by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to undertake the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (AEI) Lab. The AEI Lab will conduct multiple studies to examine the impact of artists on non-arts industries/occupations, artists and new economies (e.g., by comparing crowdfunded arts projects with non-arts projects), digital media growth, and arts sector growth related to the broader economy.
CCI will be working with Joanna Woronkowicz, assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, and Douglas Noonan, professor and Faculty Advisory Council member at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. This partnership will convene arts leaders with members of the research community to share the Lab's research findings and plans for future work.
The Lab will focus on addressing the following questions:
“We are thrilled to be working again with the NEA since the ‘Creativity Connects’ report, which CCI published with the NEA in 2016 to explore the most current trends and conditions affecting artists throughout the United States. With the AEI Lab we will look more acutely into the connections between the arts and non-arts sectors pertaining to economic and societal innovations. CCI is especially eager to be working with Doug Noonan and Joanna Woronkowicz, both leading researchers of the state of the arts and practicing artists.” - CCI President and CEO Angie Kim
Read more about the project on the AEI Lab website, the online platform to publicly present this research aimed at better understanding the role of arts and culture in innovation.
The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (AEI) Lab is pleased to invite proposals for research papers for its Spring 2020 Symposium. Prospective authors from any discipline and country are encouraged to submit extended abstracts to improve our understanding of the interplay between the arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The AEI Lab will assist in travel expenses for authors selected for the 2020 symposium. Deadline is February 28, 2019. Learn more here.
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